BALI / INDONESIA
17th February 2020
Hello surfers (KEEP READING BELOW) and lovers of Bali and thanks again for stopping by the baliwaves (Bringing you all the good things from Bali since back in 1999) for our latest news and best possible views on surfing and weather conditions here on the island of the Gods, and the No.1 tropical surfing holiday destination and gateway to Indonesia’s surfing paradise, Bali.
Ok just to get you all back up to scratch the weekend just gone did have a few small waves with small windows. But we thought it better to take the weekend off like most of you instead of a small wave overload.
Today the 17th and I did have beach withdrawals and had to get out and shoot a few waves. I got stuck in the everyday traffic on the way to this place, arriving at 8.15am. I can remember when it was once a 40 min drive to the Gu, not anymore. But I was pretty happy to see a nice clean off shore wind with some curvaceous head high waves. I was planning on spending most of the day on location, armed with all sorts of camera/video gear. But only 100 photos in a massive big black storm front appeared out of the WNW and swept through leaving just enough time to take cover.
Weather wise, nice light North wind early before the storm front moved through with wind out of the WSW. Now at 1.30pm it’s still cloudy here just South of Kuta there was just a few drops of rain with the bukit / Uluwatu / Nusa Dua area coping the brunt of the storm. The sky is still mainly overcast but not looking like any rain, just yet, maybe tonight. The wind is now more Westerly with gusts up to 12knot+
I hope this doesn’t offend to many expats with dogs in the Echo / Pererenan beach area but someone needs to say, the amount of DOG SHIT that is scattered along the shoreline where these people come to walk “their dogs” of a morning is at the stage where most days if your down along the waterline you can actually smell DOG SHIT. What would these people say if humans just came down and took a crap on the beach and left it there for others to step in or smell. No, I don’t think they would like “tourists” shitting on “their beach” and possibly be offended ? I constantly see the same expats walking their dogs on the beach and when their dogs take a dump on the sand they usually just flick a little sand over the their DOG SHIT and then keep walking, WTF. Needless to say that most of these dog walkers don’t surf…. Please, if your walking your dog take a plastic bag with you (biodegradable of course) and pick up your dog shit.
Tomorrows Surf Forecast is calling for more light and variable wind early out of the NNW before dedicating more WNW-W. I think we can expect wave height to hold similar to today’s size before a new swell with plenty of punch and grunt hits Bali on Wednesday and rolls into Thursday. The Indian ocean is starting to light up with waves in transit to Indonesia and only gets better and better from here on in.
Changing dollars to Rupiah on the streets of Bali, –1AU$=Rp9,100 –1US$=Rp13,565
Just a quick heads up on the Corona Virus if anyone is wondering if it’s safe here in Bali. Well I can tell you that as far as tourists from China go I have barely seen any Chinamen here in Bali for weeks. I personally think the Indonesian Gov has done a great job keeping everyone safe. If you are planning on coming over, and please do. Remember, “Charlie don’t surf” But just to be on the safe side I would wear a face mask through any international airport and keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your pocket.
Our resident fitness guru Clive Rodell has also sent us our February installment of Surf Fitness gold so do yourself some good and check it out.
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G-LAND 2020, Book a 3 day stay and pay deposit at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp before the 29th of February and get 3 EXTRA DAYS FREE . Yes 6 days in G-Land for the price of 3 , are you crazy ? book now ! Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp has been going through it’s regular yearly accommodation renovations and upgrades getting ready for your next visit. Contact us now on this email link
NB. Joyo’s will open it’s surf camp doors on the 2nd of March for the 2020 season.
Don’t forget if your looking for any surfing supplies make sure you drop into the Echo Beach Boardriders mega surf shop up at Canggu.
Here’s another thing that might interest some of the ex-pats with young children living here in Bali that might be interested in having their kids learn to play a musical instrument (drums, guitar, base guitar or piano) instead of just playing games on phones. Sound interesting then send us an email today and get your children into music. Contact us for more information email link here
SURFING / ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE DEAL WITH ALL LEVEL OF SURFER WELCOME. WE SPECIALIZE IN FINDING WAVES FOR THE CREW WHO DON’T LIKE DEALING WITH MASSIVE CROWDS, BUT STILL WANT TO GET SOME GOOD WAVES. WE WILL ALSO BE HAPPY TO OFFER ANY ADVICE WE CAN THAT WILL HELP IMPROVE YOUR SURFING GETTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.
WHAT YOU GET, ACCOMMODATION / SURFING DEAL:
SAFE AND SECURE location
PRIVATE AIR CONDITIONED ROOM un limited mineral water safe and secure
Join us on DAILY SURF TRIPS all around Bali
PHOTOGRAPHER to shoot all your surfing photos (photos included)
for Rp650,000 (around US$45.00)
This is single surfer price, cheaper for 2 or more surfers at Rp550,000 (around US$38.00) per surfer per day.
5 rooms only available so come and make some new friends and score some good waves.
contact us now and come surf with Wayan here in Bali
WiFi – Hi Speed
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We also have AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS starting from Rp 225,000. (around US$16.00 a night for single occupant). just a 10 min walk to the airport or beach
Hot breakfast, un limited drinking water, tea or coffee and WiFi
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Or SINGLE FAN COOLED ROOM FOR JUST Rp135,000 (around US$9.00) a night (single occupant) just a 10 min walk to the airport
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Wayan can PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL, ALL LEVEL OF SURFER WELCOME you’ll be taken to the best waves on the island to suit your level, see some of Bali’s surf breaks that aren’t on the map, avoid crowds and be at the right place at the right time.
Also INCLUDED ARE ALL YOUR SURFING PHOTOS AT EACH LOCATION YOU SURF with high end camera equipment.
1 surfer is Rp550,000 (around US$43.00)
2 or more surfers priced at R450,000 (around US$35.00 per surfer).
surf with Wayan here in Bali ! (this price covers Jimburan to Legian, extra fee for outside of this area)
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We hope to see you here surfing in Bali soon, and don’t hesitate to drop us an email for any Bali surf info and we’ll do our best to help out.
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